The purpose of this on-scene-coordinator (OSC) course is to educate and train maritime personnel in the role as on-scene-coordinator in search and rescue (SAR) operations... [+]
The purpose of this on-scene-coordinator (OSC) course is to educate and train maritime personnel in the role as on-scene-coordinator in search and rescue (SAR) operations at sea. After completion of this course, students will be able to understand and follow advice given by the search and rescue (SAR) mission coordinators at a maritime rescue coordination center, coordinate SAR-operations on-scene including the contributions of other search and rescue units, and conduct assistance to persons and vessels in distress.
The course is especially relevant for merchant- and cruise vessels, navy and coast guard officers, and other key personnel taking part in SAR-operations at sea.
The course is conducted in accordance with the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR) Volume III, and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Model Course “SAR IN-SCENE COORDINATOR”.
International and national legal regulations
Responsibilities and tasks
Organization and managerial roles in SAR- operations
The role of the Air Coordinator (ACO)
Bridge resource management and team work
Search and rescue units (SRU) coordination
Search areas and search patterns
Challenges and limitations in different sea areas
Table-top and simulator exercises
The MARPART reports on maritime preparedness systems in Arctic countries
The Norwegian maritime preparedness system
The training will take place in advanced tactical simulators including decision support tools for SAR operations at NORDLAB, Nord university and Bodø Maritime.